Henrik Lundqvist announced his retirement on Friday
After a surefire future Hall of Fame career, Henrik Lundqvist has decided to hang up the glove and blocker and call it an NHL life. Lundqvist penned an emotional thank you to share the news.
— Henrik Lundqvist (@hlundqvist35) August 20, 2021
Lundqvist is arguably the best New York Rangers goaltender of all time after suiting up for only them for all of his regular seasons. A heart condition followed by surgery kept him from donning the Caps’ jersey last season in a backup role. The 2021 Vezina trophy winner amassed a 459-310-96 record to go along with 2.43 GAA and a .918 save percentage in 887 contests for the Blueshirts.
The Swedish goalie is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist taking hockey gold in 2006 at the Turin Games, followed by a silver at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Lundqvist’s most recent team, the Washington Capitals, and the squad he’s most well known for leading are neck and neck at the FanDuel Sportsbook. New York sits 11th with +2400 odds to take next season’s Stanley Cup, while the Caps are a smidge ahead of them at +2300.